Boston CISO Executive Summit

December 10, 2024 | Westin Copley Place

December 10, 2024
Westin Copley Place


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Boston's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Balancing Risk Mitigation and Value Creation

Facilitating Secure Decision-Making with Outcome-Driven Metrics

Thriving Amidst Complexity and Uncertainty

Boston CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Julie Fitton

Analog Devices

Eric Galis


Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons

Tony Parrillo

Schneider Electric North America
VP, Enterprise IT Global Head of Security

Ravi Thatavarthy

Rite Aid
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Woodson

Director of Information Security and Privacy

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Boston CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CISO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CISOs, for CISOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Balancing Risk Mitigation and Value Creation

Security Leaders should express cyber risks in monetary terms to enable comparison with other risks in the organization. CISOs must effectively communicate cyber risks in a way that links them to business values and outcomes to gain executive and board support for effective and mature cyber-risk management.

Facilitate Decision-Making with Outcome-Driven Metrics

Executive boards are recognizing the importance of managing cybersecurity as a business risk. CISOs are starting to educate the board with outcome-driven metrics to measure and guide cybersecurity investment. This shift in conversation has increased visibility and comfort for the board and allows for better decision-making regarding cybersecurity investments.

Thriving Amidst Complexity and Uncertainty

Security leaders must proactively monitor and correlate cyberthreats, integrating threat intelligence, to stay ahead of evolving attack techniques. They should prioritize addressing volatile threats, treat complex threats as a series, and invest in exposure management and threat intelligence to identify the most relevant threats to the organization. CISOs should also build a case to convince stakeholders about the necessity to shift priorities in response to specific threats.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Westin Copley Place

Your Community Partners

CISO Thought Leaders
Key Partners
Program Partners

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Spencer Bisgaard

Senior Community Program Manager